Latham & Watkins (Brussels)

Sven Voelcker

Latham & Watkins (Brussels)
Lawyer (Partner)

Dr. Sven B. Völcker is a partner in the firm’s Regulatory and Government Affairs Department, and a member of the Antitrust and Competition, Aviation and European Regulatory Practice Groups. He joined the firm in 1996. A US and German-qualified lawyer, Dr. Völcker is an experienced counselor and advocate with extensive involvement in large and complex matters. With fifteen years of residence in the Brussels office, his multi-jurisdictional background makes him uniquely qualified to guide international clients through complex EU and national regulatory procedures, and to effectively represent their interests before the relevant agencies. With more than 20 major EU court cases under his belt, he also is an experienced litigator and thus able to provide vigorous representation to his clients beyond the agency level if needed. Dr. Völcker’s practice encompasses counseling on EU and German antitrust rules, merger clearance, cartel and other behavioral cases, and EU State aid law. He has extensive experience in a wide range of industries, including aviation, financial services, manufacturing, media, packaging, software and telecommunications. Dr. Völcker’s experience prior to joining the firm includes an internship in the policy directorate of the European Commission’s Directorate General for Competition.


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Frédéric Louis, Michael Goldmann, Sven Voelcker The EU General Court reverses the Commission’s refusal to review ancillary restraints in merger cases (Lagardere / Canal+)


Last month, the European Court of First Instance (“CFI”) reversed a decision by the European Commission in a merger case, Lagardère/Canal+, that had refused to assess the legality of certain ancillary restraints (such as noncompete clauses) as part of its decision on the merger. The Commission had (...)

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